3 subjects open to all students this summer
Need to catch-up on some credit? Or maybe you want to get ahead? Summer session enrolment is open. With over 200 subjects on offer, here’s three electives open to all students.
1. Summer Studio
Join a six-week studio and work as part of a team to take on one of 18 collaborative challenges – from global warming, cybersecurity, smart city design or even space technology and its impact on Earth.
Studios are run by the Faculty of Engineering and IT – however, they’re open to all interested students keen to learn more about these challenges and contribute to a solution.
- Summer Studios run from 20 January – 28 February 2020
- Offered on-campus
- Open to all interested UTS students who've completed a minimum of 24 credit points before February 2020.
- Learn more about the 18 studios on offer
2. Arguments, Evidence and Intuition
In a time where ‘fake news’ has become increasingly common, Arguments Evidence and Intuition (AEI) is all about upping your data literacy. And importantly, showing you how to use data to back up an argument.
Crafted by data scientists and journalism academics this subject will give you the skills to critique arguments made in media. Your final assessment will see you choose a contentious issue – from driverless cars to drug testing at festivals – and use the tools you’ve learned in the class to make your argument effectively (and ethically!) based on facts and figures.
- Open to all UTS students
- Offered face-to-face (on-campus)
- Run from November – February
- Learn more in the UTS handbook
3. Aboriginal Sydney Now
Do you know Sydney’s indigenous history? Are you aware of the indigenous culture in your suburb in Sydney?
This subject challenges you to reflect and actively engage with Aboriginal Sydney in the UTS area and your own community. You can visit places such as major art galleries and the Botanical Gardens to explore Aboriginal history and contemporary culture. For your final assessment submit a creative portfolio mapping how Indigenous cultures influence your own local area.
I was never taught about the Indigenous Australian population at school in Sweden. Thanks to this subject I've gained a new understanding. When speaking about my stay here… I'll be able to incorporate the history of the Indigenous Australian people. E.g. the rock engravings at the Ben Buckler Reserve show that Indigenous Australian people once occupied the area now considered Bondi Beach.” – UTS Student.
At the end of this subject, you’ll have a better understanding of Sydney as an Aboriginal place and indigenous cultures’ contribution to where you live.
- Open to all UTS students
- Offered fully online (available in both 6 and 8 credit points)
- Learn more in the handbook